Lake Windermere is the perfect spot for many watersports, and many companies and hotels rent the necessary equipment for fishing, sailing,skiing,wakeboarding canoeing, and kayaking. Keep in mind that there is a 10 mph speed limit on the lake.

On land, there are several venues for climbing, fell walking, mountaineering, and mountain biking. One especially nice spot is Orrest Head. In an hour’s time you can hike the shady, winding path to the top and enjoy spectacular views of the Yorkshire fells, Morecambe Bay, Troutback Valley, and Scafell Pike, England’s tallest peak at more than 3,200 feet.